Atwater Hop-A-Peel

Posted: December 29, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Atwater Brewery, Reviews

It’s almost the new year. This means that end of quarter is almost here. Supposedly, it’s going to be the busiest end of quarter that we’ve ever seen, which will mean lots of early mornings and late nights. Their volume keeps going up because they are coming out with new brands. I guess we’ll see. Tonight’s selection is a beer that isn’t available in Jersey and I know absolutely nothing about.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “HopApeel is a frontal assault on the American IPA style that features not only the classic American Cascade and Chinook hops, but two of the new ‘Super Cascade’ varieties in both the kettle and in the dry hop.”

Random: I really like the Ego set of lawn tools. I have the leaf blower, weed whacker and lawn mower.

This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated very quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. It did leave a crown on top of the cloudy, dark amber body. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was not what I expected. It smelled like old wood, orange furniture cleaner and nutty, sweet malt. The taste started with the same orange furniture cleaner note that was off-putting. Malt quickly came after, imparting a lot of sweetness and nuttiness. The alcohol was hidden. The body had some thickness to it and it had light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with the same orange cleaner note that I wasn’t a fan of. A single can was $2.25, which came to $.14 per ounce. This beer was a miss for me. The flavors weren’t to my taste and it had too much malt.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0


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